I've had recurring utis for about six months (average 2 times a month). Each case left me in pain and the constant need to urinate and stinging when I did.
Trimethoprim I was told would not work when they received the culture so they gave me nitrofurantoin which took the pain away.
That was 3 months ago and I thought I was all clear (although did not get a post meds check as thought absence of pain was enough to prove it was gone). I noticed that my urine smelt stronger than usual but it didn't hurt so I left it.
3 months down the line I have started to feel such bad back and stomach pain I can't sleep and I feel sick. Doc came last night and prescribed trimethoprim! I didn't realize at the time it was the same ones but when I got the packet recognized it was the ones I was resistant to before.
As this UTI has different symptoms to before is it possible it will work this time or is it a case of once resistant always resistant no matter what the culture of bacteria is?
Im worried if I keep taking these and they definitely won't work it will get worse and the back pain indicates it could be going towards the kidneys.
One thing I will say is that paracetamols have effectively masked the pain - taken Panadol since the pain and it becomes bearable for a few hours